Imogen Heap is working on creating gloves that allow her to direct music adjustments electronically without breaking up the flow of her performance.
…musician Imogen Heap demonstrates the electronic gloves that allow people to interact with their computer remotely via hand gestures.
The interview was filmed at Heap’s home studio outside London, shortly before she launched her Kickstarter campaign to produce a limited production run of the open-source Mi.Mu gloves.
“These beautiful gloves help me gesturally interact with my computer,” says Heap, explaining how the wearable technology allows her to perform without having to interact with keyboards or control panels.
Pushing buttons and twiddling dials “is not very exciting for me or the audience,” she says. “[Now] I can make music on the move, in the flow and more humanly, [and] more naturally engage with my computer software and technology.”
I completely agree with Imogen Heap’s sense that it is boring to watch a musician fiddle with dials and knobs during a live show.
Just as a side geek note, I do feel a little bad that when I opened the link (it was sent to me by a coworker) my first thought was “why does she look like Rogue?”